Character type: SeaCrafter
Appearance: Stepnak is 6'2" tall and seems to have finished growing. He has brown hair and light-green eyes. His parents bought him new clothes "with room to grow" just before he came to the Hall. Headwoman Haruna tried the same process, and in fact he never managed to wear out any garment before he grew out of it.
Personality: Stepnak is the brightest of Stepan and Akara's children, and they expect great things of him when he graduates. He's always been interested in how boats react to wind and tide, and whether maybe a different size or shape of sail would be better. He has a talent for shipbuilding.
History: Stepnak grew up at Pyran Hold, on the western edge of the Arolos Protectorates. His parents, Stepan and Akara, have a shipping business, carrying all goods produced in this area to various places along the coast. These goods include firestone for the Weyr --- although the dragons often collect it directly from the Minecraft Hall --- numbweed from the plains in the lee of the mountains, and products brought in from isolated holds on the edge of the forests.
Information about Stepnak's craft
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